Physicians work tirelessly to protect us all, so it is the Hippocratic Foundation’s mission to protect physicians.

The Hippocratic Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fundraising help and support services to sick and injured physicians, physician financial literacy lectures, complimentary wills and advanced health directives, and complimentary student loan counseling for residents and fellows.

About The Hippocratic Foundation
The Hippocratic Foundation was founded on the understanding that the health of our communities is inextricably tied to the well-being of our physicians. Even prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the United States faced a severe and sharply growing shortage of these essential public servants.

Thousands of our communities are underserved, lacking adequate access to physicians and quality medical care. The growing physical, economic, and societal consequences of this deficiency will be exponentially worsened by the direct toll in both death and injury that COVID-19 is inflicting on frontline medical workers.
Growing the pool of available physicians is profoundly difficult under the best of circumstances. The average new physician requires 12 to 17 years of intensely focused training, which is incredibly costly, both to themselves and taxpayers.

These Navy SEALs of our healthcare system must be cultivated, protected, and retained, both those in practice and those still in training. Our non-profit is dedicated to achieving these goals through three key initiatives:

The Three Key Initiatives of the Hippocratic Foundation

The Resident Rescue Project™

When physicians become patients, who will help care for them? We will. The Resident Rescue Project™ raises funds for residents and fellows who have become sick or are injured in the line of duty, helping cover insurmountable medical bills and supporting their families during a time of crisis.
Physician Financial Literacy Services

Hippocratic Foundation provides residents and fellows free access to educational lectures and direct counselling on the non-medical topics that most directly contribute to physician burnout.
Essential Legal Documents For High-Risk Physicians Program

When physicians are consistently putting themselves in perilous situations, it is critical that we help them to protect their families should the worst happen. Unfortunately, given the intense, all-consuming nature of their training and work caring for their patients, most physicians don’t practice that same level of self-care.

Many don’t have even the basic protective documents needed. We provide complimentary access to an estate planning attorney to create these vital documents free of charge — including basic wills, advance directives, and medical power of attorney.

To receive Free Will & Advanced Healthcare Directives (AHCD), please click below.
Testimonials from Doctors
  • Physician
    Harbor UCLA
    “Oh wow! Thank you so much for the masks!
    Having our own stash at work helps the day go a bit faster and definitely helps bring down the stress level. Thank you so much!”
  • Physician
    Alameda County Medical Center
    “When I opened my package, I cried. Thank you and thanks to everyone who is working with you.
    Hospital work has been an exercise in telling myself I’m not scared, when I am actually terrified. I typically arrive to the hospital in a bandana mask because I have not been able to buy anything of higher quality. And then, when I arrive to work, I need to ask an administrator for a mask while being asked why I don’t have one from a previous shift, or that they don’t believe I would need one for my work today.
    All this in an environment where people are having hours/wages/pay cut because we are supposedly not being profitable enough.
    So thank you.
    All the best and until later”